Local buyers and exhibitors will be provided with a key networking opportunity at the Convene Q welcome function on July 28 (the night before the exhibition).
Being held at MODA Events Portside in Brisbane, the function will include refreshments and canapés and will fit in with the show’s ‘Queensland for Queenslanders’ objective.
Convene Q event manager, Allyssa Eastaugh, says Convene Q will have two distinct aims – to encourage ‘intra-Queensland’ meetings in the local market and also to expose high quality buyers from other parts of Australia and from New Zealand to the state’s offerings. The exhibition itself is being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) on July 29.
Eastaugh says local buyers keen to attend the cocktails can indicate their interest when they register for the expo. Exhibitors can also obtain entry to the event.
Meantime, the exhibition floor is close to a sell-out with only six stands still available and seven weeks before the event is held.
‘We have a fantastic range of exhibitors confirmed, from boutique venues and suppliers like The Point Brisbane, Spicers Retreats The Pavilion Function and Conference Centre through to large venues such as the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.’
Eastaugh says the expo presents Queensland like it has not been shown before to the meetings, conference and incentive sectors.
‘Where else would business event organisers find Brisbane Greeters, Destination Ispwich, Tweed Events – Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts, and Visit Logan under one roof for one day? And that is just a tiny sample of the eclectic mix at Convene Q.’